Salomon Skyline Scotland™ - Skyrunning World Champs + SWS18

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September 13-16th 2018

Salomon Skyline Scotland™ - Skyrunning World Champs + SWS18

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The 2018 extended weekend of Salomon Skyline Scotland™ hosts an unprecedented festival of Skyrunning® with the 2018 Skyrunning World Championships (+ a Salomon Running #GoldenTrailSeries race) from 13-15.09.2018, followed by a Migu Run Skyrunner® World Series #SkyWorldChamps18 race on Sunday 16.09.2018.

Thursday 13th September – VERTICAL:

Salomon Mamores VK™ – 5km / 1,000m

An incredible leg burning and lung-busting Vertical Kilometer® race from sea level to Munro summit.

The Salomon Mamores VK™ follows the well established International Skyrunning Federation Vertical Kilometer® format, in which participants follow a marked course gaining 1000m of height in less than 5km. Participants are set off at timed intervals with the winner having the fastest overall time to the summit. Whilst physically arduous, the Salomon Mamores VK™ route does not include technical terrain that requires any scrambling or rock climbing experience. As such, the race is suitable for any runner who is up for the challenge.

Friday 14th September – ULTRA:

Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra™ – 52km / 4,000m

The spectacular route summits Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis where the world’s first mountain running race took place in 1895.

In keeping with the ethos of the Salomon Skyline Scotland™ races, this route is very challenging with considerable height gain, great variability in the terrain including river crossings, and an airy traverse of one of Scotland’s most famous ridges, the Càrn Mòr Dearg Arête, leading to the summit of Ben Nevis.

Saturday 15th September – SKY:

Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace™ – 29km / 2,500m

Spectacular views of Ben Nevis from the Mamores and includes short sections of easy scrambling including the Devil's Ridge.

The Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace™ follows in the tradition of Skyrunning, which consists of uncompromising mountain running, such as scrambling along mountain ridges with steep ascents, traverses and descents on technical and challenging terrain. This Skyrunning race route incorporates two lofty ridges within the Mamores, including the Devil’s Ridge, which provides a thrilling and airy traverse with Glen Nevis visible ahead and as a yawning drop far below, and Ben Nevis beyond and towering above. Our race route is set within the Mamores, which are an east - west series of majestic Munros (Scottish Mountains over 3,000ft / 914m) and in this route there are four that will be summited. The Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace™ was an immediate hit when it launched in 2016 and has already established itself as a classic Skyrunning event.

Sunday 16th September – EXTREME:

Salomon Glen Coe Skyline® – 52km / 4,750m

Pure Skyrunning that includes the most technically challenging Scottish mountain terrain. Scrambling/climbing experience required.

The Salomon Glen Coe Skyline™ follows in the finest tradition of the most prestigious Skyrunning races, fusing mountain running and alpinism in a pure test of speed, endurance and skill on an uncompromising, world-class course. The route features long and sustained sections of scrambling terrain, which is roughly equivalent to moderate standard rock climbing. In addition, the race traverses high and remote mountainous terrain, which is at times impossible to retreat from and may be subject to severe and rapidly changing weather. The event is only suitable for highly experienced competitors and all entrants are strictly vetted for experience.

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